This Week In History 9/17/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• Town commissioners to vote whether the Roadway Inn in Orange Park should be forced to close following numerous complaints about drug and criminal activity.

• The Arts Edge School of Dance and Theatre is recognized by the Quigley House for raising more than $6,000 for the Clay County nonprofit.

• “Judy’s Place,” the county’s only adult daycare operation is on track to be completed on the Moosehaven campus within three months.

10 years ago, 2010

• Residents in the Clay Hill area have scheduled a public meeting to find out if rumors of a solid waste landfill are true.

• The state awards $1.4 million to make improvements on County Road 215 in Middleburg following several deadly crashes.

• Author Bert V. Royal returns to Fleming Island for the premier of his screenplay, “Easy A,” where he answered questions and signed autographs.

20 years ago, 2000

• Two fugitives wanted in Illinois are captured in Orange Park by Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

• David Powell and Chairman Gilbert Reed resign from Keystone Airpark Authority following criticism from Keystone Heights Mayor Archie Green.

• Ridgeview High teachers Linda Schriver and Monice Desuyo share a $1,000 award from the First Coast Manufactures Association for their work with students to develop at website.

30 years ago, 1990

• The City of Green Cove Springs hires the law firm of Coffman, Coffman, Andrews and Grogan to represent it in a labor lawsuit filed by Jack Camplesi.

• The Board of County Commissioners vote to lower taxes after it identifies more than $250,000 in unnecessary expenditures.

• Quarterback Jeff McCrone throws for 202 yards and a touchdown to lead Orange Park to a 10-7 win against Palatka to improve the Raiders’ record to 2-0.

40 years ago, 1980

• The Clay County Commission accepts a donation of land from Frank Scruby and Paul Armstrong to build a recreational park along Moody Road.

• Durwood Smith, an unsuccessful candidate for Superintendent of Schools, files a lawsuit against The Clay County Canvassing Board and The Clay Today for various election law violations.

• Orange Park hires Kenneth Nipper of Lake Wales as its new town manager.

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